Simon Roberts

Simon Roberts is a British artist-photographer whose work deals with our relationship to landscape and notions of  identity and  belonging. He studied  for his BA in Cultural  Geography at  the  University  of   Sheffield.

His work has been exhibited widely with solo shows at the National Media Museum in Bradford; the  Museo d'Arte Contemporanea  di Roma; Cortona on the Move, Italy; Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art; Flowers Gallery, London; Robert Morat Galerie, Berlin; FotoHof, Salzburg and  the  Multimedia  Art Museum  in Moscow.

Recent  group  exhibitions  include Observers:  British  Photography and the British Scene  at Galeria de Arte do SESI in  São  Paulo  (Brazil) and Unfamiliar  Familiarities:  Outside  Views  on Switzerland,  at Fotostiftung  Schweiz, Winterthur.

Roberts photographs are held in major  public  and private  collections,  including the George Eastman Museum; the Art Collection Deutsche Börse and the V&A.

Roberts was recently made an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and  in 2010 was, in the capacity of official Election Artist, commissioned by the House of Commons Works of Art Committee to produce a record of  the 2010 UK General Election.

He has published four books:  Motherland ; We  English; Pierdom and Merrie  Albion  – Landscape Studies  of  a Small  Island.

Roberts is a visiting lecturer  on the European  Master of  Fine Art Photography course at IED Madrid  and  Honorary Associate  Professor in  the School  of  Geography at  the  University  of Nottingham. He  is involved with several not for profit organisations, serving on the Board of Trustees of Photoworks and an advisor to FotoDocument.

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